Week Eight-2016

Hello Creek Run Tribe!

Hello parents and campers! Welcome to the eighth edition of the 2016 on-line Trail Talk, Camp Creek Run’s summer camp newsletter. We had a fun-filled week and we hope you did too!

Where Did the Summer Go?!

What an amazing week and summer. This week’s memory books, tie dye day, luau,  village goodbyes, and closing ceremony were some of the highlights of the summer. Thanks to all of our families and staff for all of your support and enthusiasm. Our tribe is stronger than ever and the relationships we have all made will remain with all of us throughout our lives!

See you next summer!

 

Camp Directors Neil & Keara

 

 

 

 

Week Seven- 2016

Hello Creek Run Tribe!

Hello parents and campers! Welcome to the seventh edition of the 2016 on-line Trail Talk, Camp Creek Run’s summer camp newsletter. We had a fun-filled week and we hope you did too!

Needs Salt!

There have been some pretty sophisticated culinary dishes coming out of the upper camp this summer. Chef Dani has been cooking without fire all summer and you need reservations to get in. Many dishes start out in the garden and end with the campers chopping, mixing, and eating all of nature’s bounty. We’ve seen caprese salad, dill vegetable dip, salsa, and many more. The best thing about the activity is seeing kids try new tastes they never would at home. Bon Appetite!

The Gauntlet!

At Creek Run, there is a tradition where the staff break into two teams and meet on the field to show off their athletic prowess and intestinal fortitude! The Grizzly Bears and the Wolverines have played Honker Hauser, Gaga, and Nukem. The kids love watching their counselors play camp games. It’s also a great way for the upper and lower camp to come together for some silly fun. Good luck out there!

Fun and Games!

Our annual Camp Creek Run Carnival was a blast! All of the villages created carnival games and the camp added more to have a total of fourteen! There were prizes at each station and there was face painting and cotton candy and music! Everyone had so much fun moving around the common area that was transformed into a carnival. Thanks to all of the staff for all of their hard work!

Camp Directors Neil & Keara

Week Six- 2016

Hello Creek Run Tribe!

Hello parents and campers! Welcome to the sixth edition of the 2016 on-line Trail Talk, Camp Creek Run’s summer camp newsletter. We had a fun-filled week and we hope you did too!

You’re Fired!

The Evesham Fire Department stopped by this week to talk a little safety, show off all the sophisticated life saving equipment they use, and cool off the kids. The EFD are great friends of Camp Creek Run and they always find time in their busy schedules to see our campers. This summer though, the firemen had to leave for a call during their presentation. The guys were nice enough to come back after the call and spray the kids in the field with the fire hose. We are always so proud of all of the fire department staff and volunteers for all of their courageous work for the community.

Crafty!

There have been some amazing crafts created this summer at CCR. Our fearless arts and crafts director, Judi, has led the way with lots of weaving, sculpture, and jewelry-making. Keara and Caitlin have made bags from t-shirts and parachord bracelets. Bernie, Courtney, and Jaimie help the kids make elaborate necklaces and bracelets. And Jenn has been firing up the kiln with out of this world clay work. We have a creative culture here at Creek Run!

 

Water Wackiness!

Wacky Water Week is a  big highlight to many of our campers during the summer! We are full tilt into aquatics. Thursday we capped off the craziness with a water slide, water relays, pool games, and a pond safari! Earlier in the morning we held our synchronized swimming competition (led by our lifeguards). The whole tribe was amused, amazed, and astonished by the upper camp routines. To top it off, the camp had some magnificent Leo’s Yum Yum for a treat! Thanks so much to the staff for making the week wet and wild!

Camp Directors Neil & Keara

Week Five- 2016

Hello Creek Run Tribe!

Hello parents and campers! Welcome to the fifth edition of the 2016 on-line Trail Talk, Camp Creek Run’s summer camp newsletter. We had a fun-filled week and we hope you did too!

Add a Little of THIS and…!

Dave from the Franklin Institute visited this week and brought an array of science experiments with him! The kids learned about atoms and matter and how to create chemical reactions. There were lots of explosive parts and the campers really enjoyed the presentation.

Musically Inclined!

Camp Creek Run loves music! We have our super talented music director, Sam, who leads our lower camp in boisterous symphonic grandeur. We also have Adam lead our Open Mic Wednesdays with many displays of multi-talented youth. And most of all, we love to hear camp songs and funny lyrics, led mostly by Keara on the mic. We hope our campers are singing our camp songs all winter long!

In the Pond!

Our Heron Lake is one of the most beautiful sites at CCR. We use it for beach play, fishing, paddle boating, canoeing, and daydreaming. We always remind our campers that its pretty tea-colored water stems from the fact that Camp Creek Run is on the apron of the Pine Barrens, which is well known for its acidic water that picks up the color of the tannin in the leaves and the iron in the soil. This type of water is called “cedar water” in the Pine Barrens, or “coca-cola water” by some of our campers. And it’s filled with lots of wildlife, from fish to frogs to crustaceans which thrive in its high water quality. We love our campers to recognize how much the pond changes during the summer. From its current and depth to its surface, the pond is a living thing that we are always enjoying.

Who are You!

We love the Masquerade Ball! We love that all the kids are working together on themes. We love that they are expressing themselves artistically. We love that the day allows all of us to pretend we’re someone else. It’s all in the making! To create something, whatever it is, is the greatest experience a child can have. We always say at CCR, “it’s not the end product that is important, it’s the process of getting there.” Thanks counselors for helping our campers “get there”!

Camp Directors Neil & Keara